CURRENT PROJECTS

Emma Swift: Blonde On The Tracks
Australian Tour

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To mark Bob Dylan‘s 80th birthday, singer-songwriter Emma Swift has announced a national Australian tour, set to kick off this June. The Nashville-based Melbournite will perform a series of five shows, playing songs from her Dylan tribute album ‘Blonde on the Tracks’, which dropped in August 2020, as well as other Dylan favourites from the folk singer’s 50-year catalogue. Full details are listed below.

With tickets for all shows going on sale at 12pm AEST on Thursday (April 22), this run of shows will mark the first time Swift has ever toured nationally with a full band. Swift will perform alongside the likes of guitarists Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano Band). JET‘s Mark Wilson and Louis Macklin will feature on bass and keys respectively, while Marty Brown of Clare Bowditch Band fame will join on drums.

“I am so, so thrilled to be returning to Australia to play songs from the ‘Blonde on the Tracks’ album live this year,” Swift said in a statement.

“The album has had an enormous amount of love and I can’t wait to come home and sing these songs, as well as a selection of classics and fun rarities from Dylan’s magnificent canon.”

Thursday 17 – Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Saturday 19 – Wollongong, Anita’s Theatre
Sunday 20 – Sydney, City Recital Hall
Thursday 22 – Perth, Astor Theatre
Thursday 24 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall

Katie Weston:
Uninvited: The Songs of Alanis Morissette

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UNINVITED celebrates the music of Grammy Award winning artist, Alanis Morissette in an unforgettable live show.  The tour kicks off in Melbourne on July 9th before embarking on a 17-date tour across metro and regional Australia throughout 2021. 

Melbourne vocalist and musician Katie Weston will take audiences on a musical journey as she reminds us why Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians of a generation.   Katie will perform songs from the global phenomenon 1995 album ‘Jagged Little Pill’ complemented with standout songs from her second consecutive number one album and, at the time, the fastest-selling album by a female artist in the United States “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie”.  

Fans of Alanis Morissette will be transported back to 1995 as Katie Weston and her live band perform classics including: ‘Ironic’, ‘You Oughta Know’, ‘Hand In My Pocket’, ‘Thank U’, ‘Joining You’, ‘You Learn’ and the Grammy Award winning single from the film City Of Angels, ‘Uninvited’.

UNINVITED is musically directed by Jonathan Skovron (guitar/backing vocals) featuring a six-piece live band with some of Australia’s best musicians; Paul Haymes (drums/percussion), Ben Cripps (bass guitar), Kathleen Halloran (guitar), Alex Burkoy  (guitar/violin) and Marissa Skovron (piano/ keyboard/backing vocals).

Katie Weston is an acclaimed singer, actor, musician, composer, and arts creative. She has a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Voice and is an in-demand live vocalist and keyboardist, performing onstage and in studio across Australia and internationally. She is also a two-time award-winning lead Actress for the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria. Katie first performed ‘Uninvited’ in 2019 in Melbourne, and it is her love of Alanis’ deeply inspired lyrics and storytelling that has made her want to share this show with the rest of Australia.  

Audiences will experience a night like no other, great live music and a chance to reminisce over some of the most iconic songs from the 90’s performed by Katie Weston and her incredible all-star band.  UNINVITED, a concert celebrating the music of Alanis Morissette is a show no fan will want to miss.  

The 2021 tour will cover 15 venues across Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Friday July 9th – The Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Saturday July 10th – Cube 37 Frankston Performing Arts Centre, Frankston
Saturday July 17th – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool
Saturday August 7th – Playhouse Theatre, Hobart
Saturday August 21st – Lennox Theatre, Riverside Parramatta
Friday September 3rd – Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide
Thursday September 23rd – Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo
Friday September 24th – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong
Saturday September 25th – Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga
Wednesday September 29th – Playhouse Theatre, Newcastle
Thursday September 30th – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday October 2nd – Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Thursday October 7th – The Art House, Wyong
Friday October 8th – The Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
Saturday October 9th – Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

Kate Ceberano: Sweet Inspiration

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Kate Ceberano has released SWEET INSPIRATION, the 28th album of her extraordinary music career – out now via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

The album, debuting at #5 on the ARIA Album Chart, features two new original songs ‘Hold On’  and the album’s title track ‘Sweet Inspiration’. Also featured are Kate’s special renditions of some of her favourite songs from the likes of Carole King, Leonard Cohen, Dolly Parton, Peter Allen, Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

Speaking about the album, Kate says “What should have been a very simple, loving collection of favourite songs, recorded (just because) with friends over a few winters day in Melbourne…. turned into an experience that will forever shape my future as an artist.”

Kate explains “The world turned suddenly upside down overnight with panic and unknowns, and singing seemed too simple – inappropriate and indulgent in the face of the times. But Nina Simone says the artist MUST “sing for the times” and so I wrote Sweet Inspiration. Inspired by a strong title and series of chords (thank you Rick Price) they sent me in the right direction.”

Kate continues “The musicians and friends that joined me in the studio, joined me also in the “church of trees” and we played through our confusion and loss, and came out the other side with this beautiful album. Thank you to every one of you.”

In the mid-80s Kate Ceberano came blazing onto the Australian music scene as the front person for pop funk band I’m Talking and went on to notch up five consecutive hit singles and a Platinum album debut. Kate’s music career spans four decades with seven Platinum and seven Gold albums to her name, and multiple ARIA Awards.

Flying Cowboys:

The Music Of Rickie Lee Jones

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Lead by the phenomenal Janine Maunder (vocals), Melbourne band “Flying Cowboys” was born out of a love and respect for the song craft, arrangements and performances of the early album recordings of Rickie Lee Jones. 

 

Playing a selection of songs from her self-titled Grammy nominated debut, plus “Pirates”, “The Magazine” and “Flying Cowboys”, this 9-piece Melbourne-based band shines a light on these particular four albums, honouring the arrangements and performances captured on these recordings.

This show is not just for the Rickie Lee Jones fans, but for anyone who appreciates timeless, well-crafted music.

The band features a stellar line-up of Melbourne’s finest.

Women Of Soul Collective

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Celebrating Australia's finest female soul vocalists, songwriters and musicians!

 

Since 2011 Women of Soul have presented live original music written and performed by female artists from across Australia including Kylie Auldist, Chelsea Wilson, Nkechi Anele (Saskwatch), Stella Angelico, Carla Troiano (Mayfield), Shannen Wick (Fulton Street), Mo’ Ju, Shirley Davis, Rita Satch, Thando, Raleigh Williams (Cookin' on 3 Burners), Randa and the Soul Kingdom, Tara Lynch (The Transatlantics), Talei Wolfgramm, Candice Monique, Alphamama, May Johnston (Deep Street Soul), Milan Ring and many more. Their self titled album was nominated for Best Soul/R’n'B Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards.